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Norton County Community Foundation Awards $12,500 through the Emergency Grant Funding Program

Norton County Community Foundation awarded $12,500 to 5 organizations in the month of April through the Emergency Grant Funding Program. This program was launched last month in order to respond to the short and long-term challenges that nonprofits and charitable organizations are facing due to COVID-19. The April grantees are as follows:

  • Norton Theatre Association received $2,500 to support ongoing fixed expenses (i.e. salaries, utilities, insurance, etc.).

  • Norton Area Child Care Association (Sunshine Learning Center) received $2,500 to help cover the cost of an unexpected repair.

  • Valley Hope received $2,500 to purchase technology in order to provide online AA/NA meetings.

  • City of Norton Travel & Tourism received $2,500 for advertising and personnel expenses.

  • Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc. received $2,500 to support building upkeep and costs of supplies/materials, which continue to accrue despite the program being on hold due to COVID-19.

The Emergency Grant Funding program is still accepting applications, which are reviewed weekly. Qualifications include:

  • Applicant must be a nonprofit or charitable organization serving Norton County.

  • Maximum request amount per application is $2,500.

  • Applicant must be able to prove that the new/increased burden is related to COVID-19.

The application, along with other COVID-19 related information and resources, can be found on NCCF’s website:

“We are proud of this grant program, which has allowed us to support our charitable community during this unprecedented time,” said Tara Vance, Executive Director of Norton County Community Foundation. “The application remains open, and we encourage organizations to apply if they meet the program criteria.”

Community members who want to support these efforts can make an online contribution to the Emergency Grant Funding program at In order to guarantee that 100% of the donation stays in Norton County, please select "Norton County" in the drop-down menu while making the transaction.

For more information about this program, please contact Tara Vance at 785.874.5106 or NCCF’s physical office in the Heaton Building is closed; however, staff are continuing regular functions remotely.

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